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Principal's Welcome



Welcome to 2018 at Sunshine Beach State High School.  We are fortunate to be located in the beautiful northern part of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

At Sunshine Beach State High School, we focus on creating a supportive, caring environment that challenges each individual student to be successful and set high expectations for themselves. Our school is founded on traditional community values of respect and responsibility, whilst ensuring productivity in generating opportunities for each child to reach their potential.

In our school, we aim to create unity with a common vision: Empower lifelong learners through a challenging and supportive school community and common core values: Purpose, Respect, Innovation, Diligence, Enthusiasm.

Our school offers a diverse range of learning opportunities for students. We encourage all members of our school community to embrace our motto of 'Quality In All We Do' on a daily basis.  This means that it is vital to ensure maximum student attendance to engage in learning.  This lifelong learning extends to all staff, who continually engages in 'best practice' learning for the 21st Century.   Currently we are involved in a New Pedagogies for Deep Learning worldwide project of 1000 schools in 100 countries preparing students through teaching and learning around the 6 Cs – Creativity / Critical Thinking / Character / Communication / Collaboration / Citizenship.

Sunshine Beach State High School programs are developed to meet diverse student needs and to enrich learning experiences. These programs (curriculum and extra-curricular) develop students’ academic, civic, creative, social, personal and athletic skills. To meet these needs, we aim to extend our resources to accommodate such programs e.g. BYO Laptops, specialist Science and Language laboratories, STEM and Robotic facilities, Film Studio, Junior Secondary facility, Marine Centre, Special Needs life skills area, Technology facilities including Hospitality and Design technology, Indoor/outdoor playing areas, and a fully equipped Fitness gym.

Throughout 2018 we will continue our work on the new Senior Schooling system of which the current Year 10 students will be a part.  We are very well prepared for the new system to commence in 2019.

We acknowledge the work of all our staff as they aim to realize a focus of raising the success of individual students and recognizing growth mindset. Each day they aim to inspire and add value to student outcomes. Our curriculum and programs focus on enhancing individual outcomes that will create a skilled, valuable and productive workforce for the Queensland of the future.  We aim to create a welcoming and aesthetic environment conducive to learning, whilst differentiating to meet individual needs.  Specialist numeracy and reading time and grammar time has been added to Junior School curriculum to explicitly teach the basics of literacy and numeracy for life skills, along with our unique Crest program. By the time our students meet Semester 2 - Year 10, we provide an array of more specialised experiences to provide links to the next stages of senior phase learning.  These learning experiences may be in classrooms, university, TAFE, online virtual or in work placements.  Hence, preparing students for the next stage of lifelong learning and employment and readiness for a global context.

Our school prides itself on a strong Student Services team that aims to guide and support students in their adolescent and young adult lives.  This service often extends to supporting parents through community partnerships.  Core to our operations is a focus on the well-being of all.  Our Student Services team offer many and varied group and individual programs that support and guide the development of the whole person.

Our teachers, support staff and administration team are committed to supporting our students - your child - in this phase of their 'life learning journey'. Please contact us for assistance if you have questions, concerns or comments.  It is clear communication channels that ensure productive partnerships with school and home.

As Principal of this school, I commend the quality of our professional and supportive staff and the positive learning environment we offer.

I/We look forward to supporting your child to achieve their personal success in all endeavours.

Working with you and for you

Paul Fitzgerald

Acting Principal